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Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

ne day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV … Continue reading

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My Daughter’s Homework Is Killing Me

By Karl Taro GreenfeldRead the entire article on The Atlantic Magazine

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In Search of Mr. Right

In Search of Mr. RightOdds are that the pulled-together young woman you encounter in the elevator, emerging from the gym, or riding the subway wearing sleek professional attire but no wedding ring is struggling to meet someone to spend her … Continue reading

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All the Single Ladies

All the Single LadiesRecent years have seen an explosion of male joblessness and a steep decline in men’s life prospects that have disrupted the “romantic market” in ways that narrow a marriage-minded woman’s options: increasingly, her choice is between deadbeats … Continue reading

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How to Land Your Kid in Therapy

IF THERE’S ONE thing I learned in graduate school, it’s that the poet Philip Larkin was right. (“They fuck you up, your mum and dad, / They may not mean to, but they do.”) At the time, I was a new … Continue reading

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